THE CROCODILE TOMB by Robert Shaffer

THE CROCODILE TOMB

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A superior archaeological mystery, the story of young American Bruce Brandon, eager to ascertain more about the graves of Egyptian gods, is set against a clearly focussed background of the Land of the Pyramid. Here, the pyramid is shown in an economic as well as archaeological sense through Bruce's visit to the Seamica family, who thrive in privilege at the top of the economic triangle. Bruce's determination to find mummified crocodiles, which he believes were spirited away by reactionary priests during the reign of the ruler Akhenaten, who tried to introduce monotheism into Egypt, results in new discoveries at a pyramid on the Seamica farm. Instructive and entertaining.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1957
Publisher: Holt